SRJC Course Outlines

6/12/2024 11:13:12 PMENGL 33 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 33Title:  CHICANO/A ARTS & LIT.  
Full Title:  Chicano/Chicana Arts & Literature
Last Reviewed:3/13/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled014 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An introductory survey of contemporary and traditional literature, drama, cinema, art, and music created by those identified as Chicanas/Chicanos.

Completion of Engl 1A with a "C" or better.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to contemporary & traditional literature, drama, cinema, art, & music created by identified Chicanas/Chicanos. An examination of this group's literature & arts, addressing major theoretical & analytical issues relevant to understanding the dynamic interactions between gender, race, and ethnicity in the United States.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of Engl 1A with a "C" or better.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesSpring 1991
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify the historical patterns which have influenced
   Chicano/Chicana literary and artistic production through reading
   and view works by Chicano/Chicana artists.
2.  Identify the traditions of Chicano/Chicana literary and artistic
   development within generations developed both in the New and in the
   Old Worlds.
3. Identify the stereotypical and archetypal use of Chicanos/Chicanas
   in literature, drama, cinema, art, and music.
4. Survey the discipline of Chicano Studies and apply the principles
   therein to the study of literature and arts.
5.  Analyze historical, sociological, and psychological trends which
   have influenced the role of Chicano/Chicana writers, filmmakers,
   artists, and musicians all of which provide insight into the study of
   these creative minds.
6.  Identify the central themes within the emerging tradition
   of Chicano/Chicana writers, filmmakers, artists, and musicians.
7.  Identify the role of race, gender, and class on literary and
   artistic production, on publication and display, and on public
8. Examine Chicano/Chicana literature and arts, addressing major
   theoretical and analytical issues relevant to understanding the
   dynamic interactions among gender, race and ethnicity in the United

Topics and Scope
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I.  What is Literature and what is Art?
     A. Methods of cultural and individual expression.
     B. Forms of Expression peculiar to the Chicana/Chicano experience.
        1. la poesia,
        2. el cuento (short story),
        3. la novella,
        4. el teatro,
        5. la pelicula (film),
        6. saber popular (folklore), et al.
II.  What is the function of Literature and of Art?
     A. Literary and artistic function according to the traditional
        Western Civilization approach, e.g., classical aesthetics,
        Romantic, Renaissance, Modern.
     B. Literature and art as a tool for the national instruction of
        the masses.
          1. The Marxist-Maoist approach, as a tool for the
             creation of a political consciousness.
          2. Cultural comparisons will include non-Chicano Latinos/
             Latinas, European Americans, and Indigenous Peoples
             found in the Spanish-speaking communities of the
             Western and Southwestern United States.
     C. The function of literature within the artistic setting.
     D. Literature and art as more than just cultural artifacts.
     E. The evolution of a culture, of a literature, and of art.
III. Chicana/Chicano Literature and Art.
     A. A political/cultural/historical/aesthetic phenomenon.
     B. Popular prose.
     C. The voice of the people: poetry.
     D. Towards a dialectic of truth.
     E. Short story and novel
        1) the historical novel,
        2) the mythic/folkloric novel,
        3) the creation of a new literary novel-like genre,
        4) the affirmation of the Chicana/Chicano "Me".
IV. Evaluation.
     A. Techniques and methodologies of criticism.
     B. Literary and artistic critical paradigms.
     C. The truth of the New World .
     D. The realities of cultural conflicts.
V.  Reflections.
     A. Personal reactions to the literature and to the art.
     B. Continuing the tradition.
     C. A creation of a piece of Chicana/Chicano literature and/or art.

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Assignments may include:
1. Detailed Summaries
2. Reading Response Journals
3. Short Critical Response papers (500 to 1,000 words)
4. Term Papers including extensive library research with complete and
   correct MLA documentation
5. Short Library Research assignments
6. Personal Response papers in reaction to readings, videos, lectures,
   plays, and performances
7. Group or Individual presentations about particular works, authors,
   schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles
8. Reading of varying lengths, including poetry, short stories, plays,
   novels, and literary criticism
9. Viewing videos outside the classroom setting
10. Essay examinations
11. Objective examinations and quizzes
12. Field trips to see plays, poetry readings, music, or dance
13. Participation in class discussions.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 75%
Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 25%
Completion, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Alarcon, Francisco X. NO GOLDEN GATE FOR US, Santa Fe, Pennywhistle
   Press, 1993.
Alarcon, Francisco, X. SNAKE POEMS: AN AZTEC INVOCATION, San Francisco,
   Chronicle Books, 1992.
Anaya, Rudolfo, BLESS ME, ULTIMA. New York, Time Warner, 1999.
Anzaldua, Gloria. BORDERLANDS, LA FRONTERA, 2d ed. San Francisco, Aunt
   Lute Foundation Press, 1999.
Cisneros, Sandra. WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK, New York, Random House, 1991.
Galarza, Ernesto. BARRIO BOY, Notre Dame U. Press, 1971.
Gonzalez, Ray, ed. MIRRORS BENEATH THE EARTH, Willamantic, CT, Curbstone
   Press, 1992.
Moraga, Cherrie and Gloria Anzaldua, eds. THE BRIDGE CALLED MY BACK,
   2d ed., New York, Kitchen Table, Women of Color Press, 1983.
Valdez, Luis. ZOOT SUIT AND OTHER PLAYS. Houston, Arte Publico Press,

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